Search continues for missing Naples sailor
NAPLES, Fla. – The search is still on for a missing Olympic sailor.
Trevor Moore’s boat was found abandoned off of Dinner Key Marina in Miami on Friday.
The 30-year-old was last seen on Thursday leaving the US Sailing Center in a 15-foot inflatable power boat.
“It’s like a soda bottle that, I don’t know, has been shaken and ready to explode,” Moore said in an interview with WINK News in 2012, which displayed his obvious love for sailing.
Moore represented the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics. He told WINK News three years ago that competing among the best athletes in the world is something he’s always dreamed of.
“We’ve had an enormous amount of support worldwide and we’re just thrilled to be here. To be in amongst the top 20 guys in the world is a dream come true in itself,” Moore said.
Helicopters have been searching the waters off of Coconut Grove hoping for any sign of him. His abandoned boat was found with all of his personal belongings, such as his wallet, but Moore was nowhere to be found.
“Something must have happened because the boat came back to the marina, was kind of tied up without anyone on board,” said Liz Barraco with Florida Fish and Wildlife.
The U.S. Coast Guard was able to get some GPS coordinates from his boat.
His family says they’re still holding out hope he’ll be found alive.
“If he’s out there we want to find him and we want to find him soon,” said Jorge Granier, Moore’s cousin.
“It’s really a special feeling that, it’s so hard to explain, but it’s a dream come true. It really is, it’s a dream come true,” said Moore in 2012, referring to competing in the Olympics.